Rated G

Seven Things about Pixel Q. Styx

(If memetics is going to claim to be the analogue of genetics, it’s got to be ready for a few harmful mutations every now and then. Luckily, in memetics, unlike genetics, you can purposefully mutate a meme. So seven instead of eight it is.)

  • Players have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  • Players start with ei@#%^t random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their ei#$%@t things and post these rules. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose ei%@#t people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

I usually don’t conform to internet memes. I rather prefer to start them. In fact, other than a few tongue-in-cheek comments, I only remember participating in two memes: my 100 favorite songs and my 100th post, though I have elaborated on some ideas I thought were worthwhile.

That said, rules stated, on to the show!

  1. My favorite music is silence. People hate driving in the car with me for that. I consider music to be appropriate only when there’s no one around who’s interesting enough to talk to, so turning on the radio is actually a big insult coming from me.
  2. When I had to drive my friend’s girlfriend to school every day (fall 2004), I purposely turned on the radio. This led to many problems between us as she had the worst taste in music (Spanish pop) and I only wanted to listen to NPR, comedy CDs or static (just to mess with her, I think 😛 ).
  3. To date I have only bought a handful of CDs. And CDs are pretty big, so a handful is only like 5 or 6. Four of those were while I was in Australia.
  4. I’m unemployed and not looking. I’m not sure if it’s because I have bigger plans for my life or because of the exact opposite.
  5. I talk more when I’m alone than when I’m with other people. But you would know that if you were with me some time when I was by myself.
  6. I’ve taken the practice exam for the GRE three times now and the last score I got was a 770 in Quantitative (95th percentile) and a 560 in Verbal (60th percentile). This makes me sad because I haven’t had a serious maths class since 2002 and the entirety of my formal education should have trained me in my Verbal skills (philosophy and journalism).
  7. I’m terrible at asking for recommendations and selling myself on paper, which scares me when I think about how I will get into a good graduate program and- worse- pay for it.
  8. The meme for this number was corrupted due to a mutation. Please try again later.

I’m not a particular fan of tagging, but Seth might be interested in this and I miss hearing from Moof… oh, and what the hell, I’ll pull Yoshi into the fray. Maybe he’ll start posting more than just his portfolio.

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